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Introduction to Beekeeping

This is a class offered through the Local Food Resource Hubs program coordinated by Gardening Matters. There are 5 spots open to non-Hubs members. To become a member, visit www.gardeningmatters.org/hubs.

Become one with the hive mind by learning the basics of beekeeping. One of the oldest
agricultural practices, beekeeping is more important than ever today, as honey bees
suffer the effects of Colony Collapse Disorder.

Learn basic honey bee biology, about honey bee breeds, standard colony behavior,
and basic seasonal hive management. Look at hive parts, beekeeping tools and visit a
working urban apiary. Get a feel for the creatures responsible for pollinating our crops
and taste fresh urban honey in this brief introductory class.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

36th and Pleasant
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Jacquelynn Goessling has been a beekeeper for six years, running United Nectar, LLC, an urban apiary in Minneapolis. She tends nearly twenty hives through her backyard Hive Host program which rewards home owners for their interest in bees with honey from their own yards. Jacquelynn is a graduate of the University of MN’s Beekeeping Short Course (2007), a member of the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association and also has hives in SE Minnesota’s Houston County.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-821-2358
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Wed, 09/19/2012 - 18:30 - 20:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
36th and Pleasant
Minneapolis, MN
United States
44° 56' 15.7092" N, 93° 16' 59.0016" W
This is a class offered through the Local Food Resource Hubs program coordinated by Gardening Matters. There are 5 spots open to non-Hubs members.
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Beginning Tomato Canning Class

This is a class offered through the Local Food Resource Hubs program coordinated by Gardening Matters. There are 7 spots open to non-Hubs members. To become a member, visit www.gardeningmatters.org/hubs.

This class will cover the basics of hot water bath canning and pressure canning of tomatoes through demonstration and discussion. The class is intended for the beginning canner interested in learning to preserve whole and/or sliced tomatoes, tomato juice and salsa.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

NE United Methodist Church Kitchen
2510 Cleveland St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Shirley has over 40 years of experience with canning & jelly making for personal use.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
Mallory 612-821-2358
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
15
Time/Location
Class times: 
Wed, 08/22/2012 - 18:45 - 20:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
NE United Methodist Church Kitchen
2510 Cleveland St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
United States
45° 0' 48.5964" N, 93° 13' 51.9132" W
This is a class offered through the Local Food Resource Hubs program coordinated by Gardening Matters. There are 7 spots open to non-Hubs members.
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Growing Fruit in Minnesota

Join us to learn the ins and outs of growing a variety of fruits in Minnesota. Apples and beyond!

This is a class offered through the Local Food Resource Hubs program coordinated by Gardening Matters. There are 5 spots open to non-Hubs members. To become a member, visit gardeningmatters.org/hubs.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Dowling Community Garden
46th Avenue and 39th Street South
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Theresa Rooney is a Hennepin County Master Gardener and has extensive teaching experience on a variety of gardening topics.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
Mallory 507-459-1140
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 18:00 - 19:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Dowling Community Garden
46th Avenue and 39th Street South
Minneapolis, MN
United States
44° 55' 56.9928" N, 93° 12' 27.486" W
Additional class location information: 
Rain location TBD
This is a class offered through the Local Food Resource Hubs program coordinated by Gardening Matters. There are 5 spots open to non-Hubs members.
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YOUTH ONLY: House of Dance

I will be providing a space for children ages 5-18 to come and explore music through movement and dance.
Beginning with stretching and yoga, We will proceed with one of the following activities listed below depending on the ages and dance levels of the children participating that day.

break dancing
hip-hop movement
house movement: loose legs, voguing, and .
ancient styles
afro-carribean dance,
jazz movement: ie: the Charleston.
modern dance movement
West African movement
Latin-American (Salsa, Merengue), Carribean (Calypso), and North American Movement

We will be an accompanied by various styles of music: conscious hip-hop, funk, soul, disco, house, dub step, african, music for meditation, arabic, salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggae etc...

Nick Lundberg aka DJ Frank Castle will make occasional special visits as a guest DJ!
And there's a possibility to bring-in musicians from the Twin Cities Bomba Crew &/or EarthShake World Rhythm Ensemble.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center
2307 17th Ave S Please ask for the room location at the front desk.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Phone: 612-370-4888 x4561
Facilitator's experience: 
This will be my FOUTH year facilitating (Thanks To EXCO). Last year I taught the well-saught out class House Dance Nation and FreeDanceSpace the summer before that. I've traveled to Spain, New York, Chicago, England, Mexico to name a few in search of the way that people move, what moves them and to learn how I can move like them.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
763-438-2390
Class minimum size: 
1
Class maximum size: 
12
Time/Location
Class times: 
Wed, 06/20/2012 - 17:00 - 18:00
Wed, 06/27/2012 - 17:00 - 18:00
Wed, 07/04/2012 - 17:00 - 18:00
Wed, 07/11/2012 - 17:00 - 18:00
Wed, 07/18/2012 - 17:00 - 18:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center
2307 17th Ave S Please ask for the room location at the front desk.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Phone: 612-370-4888 x4561
44° 57' 35.6436" N, 93° 14' 59.5212" W
A Children's Dance Class
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Theatrical Beginning Ballet for Kids

This class is going to integrate freedom of movement and technique. It will focus on implementing ballet technique, while still allowing room, physically and vocally for artistic expression. This class is for kids, ages 5-11. I know young ones are not always keen on following a teacher for an hour. I will be asking for a lot of input from them. This class is "Theatrical Ballet" meaning it allows for characters, costumes, scenarios, etc, while the students retain what I teach them technically. My role as a instructor in this class is to guide the students through the unionized process of learning a new form of dance, all the while receiving their investment and enthusiasm. This class is a bit innovative in that it is more of a two-way street than the standard learning setting. I hope to have a performance by the end of this!

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Facilitator's experience: 
Marisha has been dancing since she was a kiddo. She has 4 years in Vaganova (Russian technique) training. And lots of time spent in many other dance studios around Oklahoma. She has years of experience teaching young ones dance, in various summer camps, studios, etc.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-298-4385
Class minimum size: 
2
Class maximum size: 
15
Time/Location
Class times: 
Mon, 06/25/2012 - 14:30 - Wed, 08/01/2012 - 15:30
Additional class time information: 
Parents, please let me know what times and days work for you. I have a set schedule posted, but I can try and accommodate to everyone, and hopefully we can all agree on a good time. I am shooting for every Tuesday and Friday at 2:30.
Location Accessibility: 
Location not set.
Open
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Mind-Body Meditation, Summer 2012

Being calm in daily life can often be the difference between performing well and performing poorly. Meditation teaches us to calm our mind, even in the face of adversity and challenges. In this class, we will learn and practice a variety of meditations. Practiced regularly, these meditations help us to cultivate oneness of mind and body and true calmness in daily life.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

The Center for Mind-Body Oneness
558 Vandalia St, Studio 203
St. Paul, MN 55114
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Jonathan Poppele is the founder and director of The Center for Mind-Body Oneness in Saint Paul, where he teaches mind-body practice and Ki Development through breathing, movement, meditation, and the peaceful martial art of Ki-Aikido. Jon has over two decades of experience in mind-body practices and is an Assistant Lecturer in the International Ki Society where he has studied since 1994.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-399-6657
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 07/05/2012 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 07/12/2012 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 08/09/2012 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 08/16/2012 - 18:00 - 19:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
The Center for Mind-Body Oneness
558 Vandalia St, Studio 203
St. Paul, MN 55114
United States
44° 57' 27.8928" N, 93° 11' 27.33" W
Additional class location information: 
The location is accessible via a freight elevator. A visitor in a wheelchair will likely need assistance accessing the studio. If you expect to need assistance, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled class time, and call the studio at 612-399-6657.
In this class, we will learn to cultivate and maintain calmness and natural stability in daily life thourgh the practice of mind-body meditation.
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Mind-Body Meditation, Spring 2012

Being calm in daily life can often be the difference between performing well and performing poorly. Meditation teaches us to calm our mind, even in the face of adversity and challenges. In this class, we will learn and practice a variety of meditations. Practiced regularly, these meditations help us to cultivate oneness of mind and body and true calmness in daily life.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

The Center for Mind-Body Oneness
558 Vandalia St, Studio 203
St. Paul, MN 55114
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Jonathan Poppele is the founder and director of The Center for Mind-Body Oneness in Saint Paul, where he teaches mind-body practice and Ki Development through breathing, movement, meditation, and the peaceful martial art of Ki-Aikido. Jon has over two decades of experience in mind-body practices and is an Assistant Lecturer in the International Ki Society where he has studied since 1994.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-399-6657
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 04/26/2012 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/03/2012 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/10/2012 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/17/2012 - 18:00 - 19:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
The Center for Mind-Body Oneness
558 Vandalia St, Studio 203
St. Paul, MN 55114
United States
44° 57' 27.8928" N, 93° 11' 27.33" W
Additional class location information: 
The location is accessible via a freight elevator. A visitor in a wheelchair will likely need assistance accessing the studio. If you expect to need assistance, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled class time, and call the studio at 612-399-6657.
In this class, we will learn to cultivate and maintain calmness and natural stability in daily life thourgh the practice of mind-body meditation.
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On Debt: An Anti-capitalist Reading Group

A reading group around issues of debt, starting with David Graeber's recent book, Debt: The First 5000 Years.  Here's a blurb about the book:

Before there was money, there was debt

Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems—to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? There’s not a shred of evidence to support it.

Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom. He shows that for more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods—that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors.

Graeber shows that arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Italy to China, as well as sparking innumerable insurrections. He also brilliantly demonstrates that the language of the ancient works of law and religion (words like “guilt,” “sin,” and “redemption”) derive in large part from ancient debates about debt, and shape even our most basic ideas of right and wrong. We are still fighting these battles today without knowing it.

Debt: The First 5,000 Years is a fascinating chronicle of this little known history—as well as how it has defined human history, and what it means for the credit crisis of the present day and the future of our economy.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
[email protected]

Location

Minnehaha Free Space
3458 Minnehaha Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
We have each facilitated several EXCO reading groups before, including ones on anarchism, marxism, feminism, and university struggles.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
763-607-7034
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
10000
Time/Location
Class times: 
Mon, 03/05/2012 - 17:00 - 19:00
Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:00 - 19:00
Mon, 03/19/2012 - 17:00 - 19:00
Mon, 03/26/2012 - 17:00 - 19:00
Mon, 04/02/2012 - 17:00 - 19:00
Mon, 04/09/2012 - 17:00 - 19:00
Mon, 04/16/2012 - 17:00 - 19:00
Mon, 04/23/2012 - 17:00 - 19:00
Mon, 04/30/2012 - 17:00 - 19:00
Additional class time information: 
Actual class time is TBD by all of the participants through a Doodle poll
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Minnehaha Free Space
3458 Minnehaha Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN
United States
44° 56' 23.8236" N, 93° 13' 41.3508" W
debt, anarchist perspectives on
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Twitter 101

What is Twitter, and how can you use it effectively to connect with your friends, colleagues, and - for business owners - potential customers? Go from being a novice to a power user by taking this two-hour class from Jay Gabler, associate editor of the Daily Planet, who was voted #1 best tweeter of 2011 by the readers of Vita.mn.

Tuition for this class is $10, but scholarships are available upon request. Register at TheDatabank.com:
https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/262/donate.asp?formid=TCM-Event&c=8435870

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
[email protected]

Location

Twin Cities Daily Planet office
2600 E. Franklin Ave. Suite 2
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Phone: (612) 436-9196
Facilitator's experience: 
Jay Gabler is arts editor at the Twin Cities Daily Planet, and an award-winning tweeter.
Class minimum size: 
0
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Mon, 03/26/2012 - 19:00 - 21:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Twin Cities Daily Planet office
2600 E. Franklin Ave. Suite 2
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Phone: (612) 436-9196
44° 57' 46.2168" N, 93° 14' 3.6852" W
An introduction to the social networking service Twitter.
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SAORI Weaving

Explore SAORI (Japanese Free-Style) Weaving.

One 2-hour long class.
No age and skill limitation

Students will weave on SAORI loom which is very easy to use and it's for all levels and ages.
Since everyone has a different pace when weaving, the lenghth of woven cloth varies between 10 and 70 inches depending on individual. Many people get started in a short class like this and have fun with this style of this class. Students can decide what they will do with the fabric they weave. However, I assist with ideas as well.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Facilitator's experience: 
Experience teaching SAORI wewaing workshops, outreach at shcools and other facilities, presentations, and exhibits. Also I have worked with younger children, and handicapped adults and children.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
651-964-9189
Class minimum size: 
1
Class maximum size: 
4
Time/Location
Additional class time information: 
It's a 2-hour class. and it's flexible: open Mon, Thu, and Fri between 10:15am to 2:00pm.
Location Accessibility: 
Location not set.
SAORI, Japanese Freestyle weaving
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